Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Holiday Cookie Guide

Feeling a little inundated by cookies? So am I. Or maybe it's just because my last 3 out of 4 posts have been about cookies.

Though that's not necessarily a bad thing.

Of course, I got it in my head to mail cookies out again this year, which is what sparked this little flurry of cookie making. And oh my -- shipping these things are expensive!

On a side note: avoid the post office. Apparently when you tell the post office lady that the packages are FRAGILE - with it written all over - it makes it fair game for her to shake them (in front of you), then throw them into a bin in the back. Lady, I might not be able to see you do it, but I can most definitely hear the loud bang of them hitting the bin from some distance. I didn't just write FRAGILE on them for my health. Grrr.

So... if you received a box of crushed up cookies... my apologies. For going through the post office.

Anyhoo, so apparently I have far too much time on my hands. I might have made a little guide for the cookies. (I see you rolling your eyes over there, but you know you hate getting food and not having a clue what it is, don't deny it.)

I was inspired by the classic box of chocolates. Because heaven forbid I get a coconut covered chocolate. Or you may just find a bunch of fingernail punctures on the bottom of the chocolates to see what's inside. Not that I've ever been guilty of doing that before.

Not only did I include cookies, but I threw in a little baggie of Peppermint Hot Chocolate, too. With a little scrapbooking paper, fancy scissors, and Photoshop, I think they turned out cute. Okay, and maybe a little bit hard to read.

But still.

So, here's my run down on this year's must-have cookies:

Spritz Cookies
Chocolate Crinkles
Swirl Sugar Cookies
Peanut Butter Oreo Cookies
Chocolate Peppermint Kiss Blossoms

I suggest you start at the top and work your way down. Or start anywhere, really. Because I can't rank things when they're all so good. It's a character flaw, I know. That I can deal with -- not having cookies, I can't.


  1. I absolutely love the cookie guide! Like those boxes of chocolates with the guide - what a great idea!
    I have so many more cookies I wanted to bake for Christmas - I am just so far behind!

  2. What a fantastic idea! And we have MANY of those plastic containers..... I better get baking, I have a lot of work to do! Happy holidays!

  3. Great guide, and I love the labeling :) Very cute.

  4. Love it! I really like your hot chocolate too! What a wonderful gift to get in the mail (even if the USPS manages to turn it into crumbs, the crumbs still taste good!)

  5. Great idea with the guide. It is super cute. I have had that exact same thing happen to me at the post office. And this was after waiting in line for 30 minutes. Arg! I am sure your cookies made it safely and everyone was so delighted to receive them.



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